Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal’s blitz initially and all-rounder Shivam Dube’s half-century helped Rajasthan Royals safe a seven-wicket win over Chennai Tremendous Kings in a high-scoring contest on Saturday.
Chasing 190 in Abu Dhabi, Rajasthan raced away to a flying begin, with Jaiswal scoring 50 from 21 deliveries. Dube took cost in direction of the tip, notching up his maiden IPL fifty and taking his aspect over the end line.
Chennai skipper MS Dhoni admitted that Rajasthan “took the sport away” within the Powerplay and jested about 250 being a par complete on the floor. It was Dhoni’s two hundredth look as an IPL aspect’s captain.
“They only took the sport away within the first 6 overs. 250 would’ve been nearer to par. A nasty toss to lose. 190 was rating, and the dew made it flat, and the ball began approaching properly. You wanted to bat properly, they usually did that, and put stress on the bowlers,” he mentioned after the match.
Earlier, Ruturaj Gaikwad notched up his maiden IPL ton to assist Chennai submit an intimidating complete on the scoreboard. He raced to his hundred in simply 60 balls, smashing 5 big sixes and 9 boundaries.
The 24-year-old top-order batter continued his sensible IPL run within the UAE. His scores within the UAE leg of IPL 2021 learn — 101*(60), 45(38), 40(28), 38(26), 88*(58), 62*(49), 72(53), 65*(51).
Gaikwad, who was roped in by Chennai at his base worth of Rs 20 lakh in 2019, has repaid the three-time champions handsomely.
On Gaikwad’s present, Dhoni mentioned, “Ruturaj capitalised very well. Typically while you lose the sport it will possibly get brushed beneath the carpet but it surely was a superb innings. I feel the batsmen should assess shortly what is an effective rating, and also you are likely to go onerous within the T20 format after which realise that it is not a 160-180 wicket. They assessed the situations shortly.”
Rajasthan captain heaped reward on Dube and Jaiswal, including that they’re taking one sport at some extent. The Royals, who’re sixth on the factors desk, stored their playoffs hopes alive with the win over Chennai.
“Very comfortable for Jaiswal, we’re very certain he’ll make it massive. We’ve got been discussing about Dube within the final 2-3 video games. We thought right now is likely to be his day. He has been working onerous within the nets. Unbelievable batting by Gaikwad. There is no threat the way in which he performs. Very comfortable he scored 100, respect him. We’re not pondering too far forward, one sport at a time,” Samson signed off.